Samsung's J.K. Shin confirms 8 inch Samsung Galaxy Note tablet for MWC

Samsung's J.K. Shin confirms 8 inch Samsung Galaxy Note tablet for MWC
The other day, we told you that there was a rumor revolving around a new 8 inch tablet for Samsung. Now, the head of Samsung Mobile, J.K. Shin, is confirming that the tablet will make its way to Barcelona next month for MWC. With an 8 inch screen, this device would be aimed squarely at the Apple iPad mini.

We've seen the benchmark numbers for the GT-N5100 and the GT-N5110 and we believe that it could be the tablet in question. The achilles heel of the Apple iPad mini has been its screen resolution so Samsung is whacking away right at it with resolution of 1280 x 800 on the 8 inch slate, according to the benchmark tests. That is the same resolution Sammy put on the Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1, but on an 8 inch screen. Additionally, the tablet could be powered with a quad-core 1.6GHz Exynos 4412 processor. 2GB of RAM will be on board and there will be both a 16GB model and one packing 32GB. You can always expand the storage using the 32GB capacity microSD slot. Back and front camera weigh in at 5MP and 1.3MP respectively, and a 4600mAh battery keeps the fan blades turning. Android 4.2 would be installed right out of the box.

The initial specs show Wi-Fi and HSPA+ (21Mbps) connectivity and no word about LTE. We apparently will know more about this model since Mr. Shin says that the tablet  will be included with the rest of the luggage coming to Barcelona in February.

source: INews24 (translated) via Engadget

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14 Comments

1. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Hope the camera is half decent. I know people say it doesn't matter but it does to me. If they put one on it may as well be half decent. The one on my note 10.1 sucks compared to the one on my gs3

3. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

If you have a decent camera phone why bother about camera on TAB. What's important is cost :)

6. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I do wonder how much price diffrence is between a 5mp camera sensor and a 12mp camera senseor.

7. saiki4116

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 31, 2011

5MP cam with AF +CamScanner App==Scan receipts on the go With more real estate on tablet,it would be easy to trim the scans compared to Phone. The price difference between 3.2MP and 5MP sensor wont be much

12. jsdechavez

Posts: 799; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

I get into Rage Mode when people use tablets to take photos in public events, even concerts. I mean, they got better camera phones in their pockets right? And they're blocking the view.

4. smdeezy

Posts: 66; Member since: Jun 17, 2011

I agree! I don't want to have to use my phone camera and then share them with my tablet. I want a decent camera on my tablet so I only need one device.

9. kclgphilsbsa

Posts: 765; Member since: Jan 21, 2013

is that true? i know that gs3 has one of the best mobile cam ryt now.

2. techguy22

Posts: 227; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

ill pass.

5. fervid

Posts: 183; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

New device needs fan blades now?

8. kclgphilsbsa

Posts: 765; Member since: Jan 21, 2013

hope that sammy enhance more the resolution compared to the 10.1, 200-260ppi would do.. hmm im always after the spen functionality and touchwiz UX thats why im stock on choosing my future tablet or maybe a phone.. hope the price would fall from $300-400

10. richardyarrell2011

Posts: 510; Member since: Mar 16, 2011

Samsung continues to do it's thing. Samsung rocks.

11. cameogt

Posts: 88; Member since: Oct 18, 2012

touchwiz UI again.

13. GALAXY-STORM

Posts: 328; Member since: Oct 13, 2012

This is great

14. IHateApple

Posts: 122; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

We'll see how it competes with the Nexus 7 in terms of value.

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